With the arrival of October and cooler weather, we’re reaching for our coats and picking up routines after a very disrupted summer. Children are starting to return to school and almost everyone is being welcomed back into the office - it really does seem like we are on the brink of ‘back to normal’. In many ways we’re extremely pleased that we are able to welcome back the normality that we used to know, however, having lived a very different (and often disrupted) way of life for the past 18 months is definitely going to have long-lasting consequences on how we re-enter our old routines and what we want to change about how we live our lives going forward.
You might find yourself asking how you used to balance it all: the morning routine, getting ready, leaving the house at ungodly hours, battling the commute, and then spending the entire day in a formal environment. And that’s just your work life. We are now also feeling pressure to seize every opportunity possible to socialise, to pick up with friends and family we haven’t been able to see and to make up for lost time and lost opportunities. But no one is a superhuman who can be go go go all of the time, being out and about and reflexing our social muscles nonstop is likely to make us feel burned out and exhausted if we’re not careful.
It is completely normal to be feeling tired right now, and we can assure you that you are not the only one! However, even if you are not alone in your exhaustion, it’s still not the ideal way that you want to be living your life. Here are a few tips for how to manage your hectic schedule.
Learn the power of No
It can seem like the easy thing, and the right thing, to always say yes. Whether it is at work, constantly agreeing to help out colleagues on different projects, or in your social life, saying yes to every social occasion and gathering or to various favours friends and family members may ask of you. Here’s the clue that might just help you out, in every one of these situations you have been asked because you also have the very realistic opportunity to say no. Saying yes to everything will leave you overstretched and worn out, with no time for yourself. This is mentally and physically exhausting, and can ultimately lead to you becoming run down and ill. So next time you find yourself in this situation, think twice about what you really want to do, and what is good for you and your health.
Eight hours a night
Eight hours of sleep isn’t just for growing teenagers or paying off a sleep debt after surviving days and nights on minimal sleep running on coffee and empty. No, as the busy adult that you are you should strive to get eight hours every night. We’ve all heard of New Year’s resolutions but for many (in terms of jobs, seasons, schools, colleges) the new year starts in September. So how about making an October resolution, you might be much more likely to stick to it rather than something tough, gruelling and unrealistic in the depths of January. Try and set yourself a time to go to bed every night, the routine will make it a lot easier, it will stop you from procrastinating around bedtime, and it will make your whole autumnal experience a lot more enjoyable (and energetic!).
With time things will get easier, but if you find that the stress of the here and now is too much, a little helping hand from Mother Nature and CBD might be the remedy for your situation.
CBD (cannabidiol) is a natural hemp-based compound that works in and around your body to control a variety of physiological and mental processes. This means that CBD can help with a number of issues including stress management and sleep quality.
When we get worked up with stress or anxiety, our body releases a chemical response which is why we can experience these feelings strongly both mentally and physically. CBD communicates with receptors to maintain a natural chemical balance, which will then calm a sense of stress. So if the morning routine is seemingly hard to manage, why not try adding a couple of drops of premium quality CBD oil into a hot drink or juice to start the day with a sense of calm.
At night when we sleep, this is our body’s chance to recharge the batteries so hopefully, you’re fully powered for the next day. And we all know that there’s not much worse than a restless night when all you can think about is the impending alarm ringing. To help you get to sleep, and stay asleep, CBD capsules a couple of hours before bedtime can help your body unwind and clear your mind ready for an undisturbed night.
Here are our top recommended products to help you feel restored and revitalised this autumn:
Have you noticed that there seems to be an inordinate amount of colds and illnesses going around at the moment? After 18 months of being hyper-conscious about our health and getting ill, it may be that our immune systems have got somewhat weaker. This is probably due to the fact that we haven’t been out and about interacting with bacteria and building up antibodies like we used to, our bodies are now acting as fresh harbours for the most pathetic common cold to moor and take us down. In order to avoid this happening over and over throughout the winter, we need to take action to build our immune systems back and build them strong.
The strength of our immune system does depend on a number of things these include our diet, our sleep quality, our energy levels and the amount of stress we are putting both our minds and bodies through each day. Our bodies are complex machines, every part needs care and attention so that it can function at its best.
Reakiro’s Immune Support Capsules contain a combination of full-spectrum CBD, turmeric, ginger, and echinacea – these immune-boosting capsules have been formulated to help boost vital functions in your immune system and allow it to perform more efficiently.
Gummies are fast becoming one of the most popular ways to take CBD due to the fun, enjoyable experience that taking them brings, alongside the natural goodness and benefits of CBD. Reakiro has worked to make sure that vegan gummies are available so that this method of taking CBD is accessible to as many people as possible, especially to those who are intent in incorporating plant power permanently into their lifestyles. And that’s not all, these CBD gummies are vegan and sugar-free. So whether it’s dietary restrictions, or just another one of those autumnal resolutions to keep a close eye on the sugar intake, Reakiro’s vegan sugar-free gummies will deliver you a tasty plant-filled treat with no guilt but ticks all the boxes. These gummies are available in orange flavour and cherry flavour.
SOOL CBD Oil
SOOL is a brand new range of Reakiro CBD products. Every SOOL product is made using broad spectrum CBD. What does this mean? Broad spectrum CBD takes all the natural compounds and components from the hemp plant, where CBD naturally originates, aside from one chemical - THC. Tetrahydrocannabinol is also a cannabinoid like CBD, however, this is the compound responsible for psychoactive effects sometimes associated with the cannabis plant. While no CBD-based product contains enough THC to cause induce mind-altering effects, many people feel a lot better about taking products that have an assurance of containing no THC.
SOOL CBD Oil can be taken in a variety of ways to boost your autumn. If you like the simplicity in the ritual of taking CBD oils, maybe you would like to just use the dropper which comes with the tincture and place a few drops under your tongue in the morning, in the evening or whenever suits you best in the days. Enjoy the taste and the feeling of the oil absorbing in your mouth and then into your body. If you’re looking to get more involved with the ways in which you’re taking CBD oil this autumn look out for our CBD oil recipes, which help people find the best seasonal ingredients and how they can be cooked and prepared with CBD oil.
To learn more about how our CBD products could help you in the coming weeks and months head to our website to browse our store and blog. Things aren’t going to be the smoothest to begin with and that’s fine because you know you’re doing your best - but always remember that Mother Nature is here to help you with therapeutic CBD.